Ohio dad, son shackled, raped teen girl: CopsBRAD HUNTER JANUARY 23, 2017
A 39-year-old man is facing rape and sex offense charges involving an 11-year-old girl who was taken from an Alamance County bus stop last year.
Alamance County investigators announced during a news conference Tuesday that authorities arrested Greg Daniel Overman on Monday and charged him with felony statutory rape of a child by an adult and felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult in connection with the October 2016 incident.
The victim was taken to a nearby location and assaulted. Investigators said she was able to get out of the car and flag down a passing car.
"When you got a man with six past felony convictions and I don't know how many misdemeanor convictions that has had sex with an 11-year-old, he should never see daylight in my opinion," Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said Tuesday.
At the time of the incident, Johnson said he hoped the little girl's attacker spends the rest of his life in prison.
Overman is in jail under a $75,000 bond.
MAN ARRESTED, CHARGED IN RAPE CASE OF 11-YEAR-OLD ALAMANCE COUNTY GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN FROM BUS STOP January 24, 2017
A Port Royal man is facing 97 charges related to the alleged rape and sexual assault of a child over a period of four months in 2016 at a Millheim residence.
Matthew John Sheffer, 35, was arrested on Tuesday night by Pennsylvania State Police - Rockview after an investigation that began in July 2016. He was arraigned before District Judge Carmine Prestia and is being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
The felony charges against him include 10 counts of rape of a child, 10 counts of rape by forcible compulsion, 10 counts of statutory sexual assault, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16, 14 counts of unlawful contact with a minor - sexual offenses, 11 counts of sexual assault, 14 counts of indecent assault of a person under the age of 13, and one count of corruption of minors.
Misdemeanor charges include 11 counts of indecent exposure and 14 counts of indecent assault.
According to a criminal complaint, state police were called by Centre County Children and Youth Services on July 28, 2016 after the girl told her mother what allegedly occurred between January and April.
The girl told police that in January she woke up with her pants down and a condom wrapper nearby. She then allegedly recounted multiple instances of sexual abuse and indicated she was raped at least 10 times. Sheffer lived in the home with the girl and her mother, with whom he was in a relationship until they broke up in April, according to the complaint. The alleged assaults occurred while the mother was not at home.
The girl's mother was "very upset," according to the complaint, because she previously thought Sheffer might be cheating on her but never suspected he may be sexually abusing her daughter until the girl disclosed the allegations.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8.
An accused child rapist has not applied for bail after fronting Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.
DAYTON, Columbia County — A Washington state corrections officer is accused of child rape and child molestation in Columbia County.
The Union Bulletin reports that 33-year-old Benjamin G. Smith, of Dayton, was arrested at his home Monday.
Smith was charged in Columbia County Superior Court with third-degree rape of a child, as well as second- and third-degree child molestation.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack says additional charges might be filed after officers complete their investigation.
A message left with a lawyer appointed to defend Smith, Rachel Cortez, was not immediately returned. Cortez’s office said it was too soon for her to comment.
Smith is being held on $100,000 bail at the Franklin County Jail.